SEO Forum - LINK WHEELS: Which 10 Web2.0 Properties Should I Use To Make An Effective Link Wheel??

by KateD 120 replies
Hi All,

Over the last few days, I have read a few threads regarding the creation and use of "link wheels". Basically, link wheels are a grouping of Web2.0 pages (ie. Squidoo, Hubpages, Blogger, etc) linking to your main site/blog with the intend of giving it more backlinks (and therefore do better in the SERPS).

I would like to build a link wheel to help promote my latest blog.

Which ten web2.0 platforms should I use for my link wheel? This is going to take some time and effort, and I'd like to make sure that the results will be worth.

A secondary question would be on how best to interlink the web2.0 properties to my blog. ANy advice on that would be great too!

Thanks guys!

KateD
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonParker
    Originally Posted by KateD View Post

    Hi All,

    Over the last few days, I have read a few threads regarding the creation and use of "link wheels". Basically, link wheels are a grouping of Web2.0 pages (ie. Squidoo, Hubpages, Blogger, etc) linking to your main site/blog with the intend of giving it more backlinks (and therefore do better in the SERPS).

    I would like to build a link wheel to help promote my latest blog.

    Which ten web2.0 platforms should I use for my link wheel? I mean, which ten SHOULD I use? This is going to take some time and effort, and I'd like to make sure that the results will be worth.

    A secondary question would be on how best to interlink the web2.0 properties to my blog. ANy advice on that would be great too!

    Thanks guys!

    KateD
    I've only used Squidoo, Hubpages, and another site I can't think of the name right now... 5 Squid Lenses, 5 Hubpages, and a page from whatever that site was. I did this about 2 months ago and I didn't think it was working, but yesterday actually I took a look at 2 terms I was trying to rank for and wham... I'm on the #2 spot for both terms.

    These aren't highly searched terms though... They have a low search volume but the keywords themselves are what I call "Buyer Keywords." They're keywords that a buyer is more likely to type in.

    So... This strategy at least worked with Squidoo, Hubpages, and some other random Web 2.0 property.

    BTW, I also blasted 11 articles that linked to the Web 2.0 sites AND bookmarked both the articles and Web 2.0 pages. Apparently that's what Google likes right now...

    Your Website < Web 2.0 Links Pointing In < Articles Pointing to Web 2.0 pages < bookmark all
  • Profile picture of the author Kelly Verge
    I try to have at least two of the bigger ones (HubPages, Squidoo, Wordpress, Blogger, Tumblr) then I fill in the rest with random properties. I have a big list of 2.0 properties for those who need them.
  • Profile picture of the author Ursa Anzur
    Hi Kate!

    The ones I use are Blogsome, Xanga, Slideshare, tumblr, livejournal, wordpress.com, wetpaint, blogger, scribd and vox. These are the best for me, especially scribed and slideshare are Google's favorites right now (from what I have experienced from building the linkwheels).

    Currently I use this "linkwheel" (it's not a typical linkwheel), but it has proven to work great for me:

    • Profile picture of the author KateD
      Originally Posted by Ursa Anzur View Post

      Hi Kate!

      The ones I use are Blogsome, Xanga, Slideshare, tumblr, livejournal, wordpress.com, wetpaint, blogger, scribd and vox. These are the best for me, especially scribed and slideshare are Google's favorites right now (from what I have experienced from building the linkwheels).

      Currently I use this "linkwheel" (it's not a typical linkwheel), but it has proven to work great for me:


      Ursa,

      I noticed that in your link wheel, you don't use Squidoo. Now, many other marketers do use them.

      I'm not a huge fan of Squidoo, so I'd rather not include them. What was your reasoning in not including them?

      KateD
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    • Profile picture of the author carlos123
      Originally Posted by Ursa Anzur View Post

      The ones I use are Blogsome, Xanga, Slideshare, tumblr, livejournal, wordpress.com, wetpaint, blogger, scribd and vox. These are the best for me, especially scribed and slideshare are Google's favorites right now (from what I have experienced from building the linkwheels).
      I know this thread is kinda old but I thought I would update some of this for anyone following this.

      Xanga is no good. It forces all external links to be nofollow.
      Scribd is coming down hard on uses like those talked about in this thread. They recently lost up to 50% of their traffic due to coming down on such uses but they are fine with that.

      WordPress has gotten really, really strict on using blogs to promote sites as we are talking about on this thread. Absolutely zero tolerance they told me.

      If anyone uses any of these make sure you back up your content and that they are not forcing nofollow on external links. Be prepared to be closed down if your blog is anything but a legitimate blog with unique content.

      Livejournal is difficult to work with. A pain in the butt. Bad interface.

      Weebly.com is good (do follow links and good TOS). Very simple interface.
      vox.com is good (do follow links and good TOS)
      tumblr.com is decent but very confusing to figure out how to use (do follow links and big but, okay TOS).

      When I say good or okay TOS I mean that they don't say anything that could be taken as denying us the opportunity to create blogs for self-promotion.

      Still checking others...

      Carlos
    • Profile picture of the author firstdandy
      Originally Posted by Ursa Anzur View Post

      Hi Kate!

      The ones I use are Blogsome, Xanga, Slideshare, tumblr, livejournal, wordpress.com, wetpaint, blogger, scribd and vox. These are the best for me, especially scribed and slideshare are Google's favorites right now (from what I have experienced from building the linkwheels).

      Currently I use this "linkwheel" (it's not a typical linkwheel), but it has proven to work great for me:

      You have very good linkwheel. I want to give it a try
    • Profile picture of the author Dan B Rusu
      Originally Posted by Ursa Anzur View Post

      Hi Kate!

      The ones I use are Blogsome, Xanga, Slideshare, tumblr, livejournal, wordpress.com, wetpaint, blogger, scribd and vox. These are the best for me, especially scribed and slideshare are Google's favorites right now (from what I have experienced from building the linkwheels).

      Currently I use this "linkwheel" (it's not a typical linkwheel), but it has proven to work great for me:

      Why not use squidoo, hubpages, wikispaces also?
  • Profile picture of the author KateD
    Ursa,

    That's a pretty impressive link wheel.

    Just two questions:

    1. how long did it take you to create?
    2. how much traffic is your main site getting?

    And thanks so much for taking the time to submit the image. I love visuals. Much easier to grasp the concepts.

    KateD
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    • Profile picture of the author Ursa Anzur
      Kate!

      I would say it takes about a month on average to create such a linkwheel.

      Traffic comes from the articles (10 -13 articles) that are put on ten Web 2.0 websites, video sharing websites and organic searches.

      How much traffic there is, depends on a niche, but once such a linkwheel has been created and all the properties start to rank higher and higher, it can go through the roof.

      The articles are submitted both to Web 2.0 properties and article directories. I then make small linkwheels to these articles for them to rank high in the SERPS too. Usually there is a linkwheel created separately for the Web 2.0 properties and a linkwheel for the articles that are submitted to article directories.

      Don't forget to submit articles to Scribd, it can rank high in Google fast these days.

      Ursa
  • Profile picture of the author KateD
    Anoter question Ursa,

    I noticed that beside the web2.0 properties, you have noted "article 1", "article 2", etc.

    Are these articles on the web2.0 property, or articles submitted to article directories in order to promote the web2.0 property?

    KateD
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    Wow i like your picture.
    Im going to mail that guy who is offering web2.0 properties hope yous end me list, thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author XFactor
    Wow you guys put a lot of work into this stuff.

    Ever consider article marketing?

    1 good article could give you hundreds, even thousands of backlinks
    over time.

    - John
    • Profile picture of the author Ursa Anzur
      Originally Posted by XFactor View Post

      Wow you guys put a lot of work into this stuff.

      Ever consider article marketing?

      1 good article could give you hundreds, even thousands of backlinks
      over time.

      - John
      sure John, this is a part of article marketing too. The point is, you try to dominate the first pages of Google with all these Web 2.0 properties, articles that you submit to article directories, videos, etc. If you think one article can give you hundreds of backlinks, imagine how many you would get this way. You can easily dominate the niche.
    • Profile picture of the author KateD
      Originally Posted by XFactor View Post

      Wow you guys put a lot of work into this stuff.

      Ever consider article marketing?

      1 good article could give you hundreds, even thousands of backlinks
      over time.

      - John
      Oh, there's plenty of article marketing is this strategy. I have submitted 19 articles to EZA for my new blog over the past two weeks.

      Creating a link wheel allows you not only to help your blig/site in the SERPS, but also your articles published in the article directories (by linking to them from the "wheel").

      And it's my estimation that done properly, I'd be able to write and submit fewer articles to directories, but have them be MUCH more effective.

      I'm testing this theory out myself, of course.

      Much Success,

      KateD
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  • Profile picture of the author kkchoon
    Depends on my strategy, I only spin article for 2 reasons, backlinks and multiple listing...

    Adding more content to your web 2 properties will help to keep it fresh, and the best way is get topic related rss feeds...

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    • Profile picture of the author KateD
      Originally Posted by depapepee View Post

      Thank you for sharing but I think this is less worth becasue I ever try it and my network getting banned
      Seriously? You got banned for using a link wheel? Can you share a litle more info on that, since I haven't heard about anyone getting "banned" from their network.

      It's just a linking strategy, and when you are adding unique, valuable and relevant information about a niche, why in the world would anyone ban you?

      KateD
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  • Profile picture of the author cheece2001
    question,
    when making a linkwheel around an ezine article for example, do you have to make new web 2.0 properties linking to that article?
    • Profile picture of the author KateD
      Originally Posted by cheece2001 View Post

      question,
      when making a linkwheel around an ezine article for example, do you have to make new web 2.0 properties linking to that article?

      Well, yes, you could do that. That should really help an individual article rise in the search engines, and thus get more page views.

      I was simply referring to linking to select articles from the different web2.0 sites.

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